The San Luis Obispo Digital Photography Group serves the general San Luis Obispo County areas of the California Central Coast.

We are a Special Interest Group of the SLO Bytes PC Users Group; aka SLO Bytes

Our meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts.

NEXT MEETING Sunday, January 13th 2018 @ 2:00 pm
TOPIC: Doors: Please share images of doors and other portals.

Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Map at
Dashcam video at

Notes from the December 9th Session; TOPIC: Scenes Suggesting the Approach of Christmas

The meeting opened with Ralph Sutter demonstrating how he used Thumbnails, a plug-in of the freeware graphics viewer, Irfanview, to display thumbnails of RW2(RAW) images when Microsoft File Explorer just showed a generic graphic.
Ralph then shared a series of holiday images with Christmas decorations, figurines and street scenes.

Connie Sutter followed with similar choices, adding fancy food plates and festive outdoor scenes.

Alan Raul continued in a similar vein, using Aurora HDR to enhance photos of Pismo Pier.

Kaye Raul showed holiday ornaments and pictures of the family celebrating the season.

Bob and Linda Styerwalt chose light displays in their neighborhood and Christmas decorations

John Waller demonstrated how he used long exposure times to illuminate night scenes.
Like Alan, John used Aurora HDR and multiple exposures to bring out detail not seen in a single image.

Bob Grover offered daylight and evening shots of a neighbor's house, illustrating an impressive lighting project.

The tentaives schedule for 2019 is as follows
   January 13th
   February 10th
   March 10th
   April 14th
   May 12th
   June 9th
   July 14th
   August 11th
   September 8th
   October 13th
   November 10th
   December 8th

MAP at

You will find a dashcam video tracing the route through the village of Arroyo Grande to the Photo Group on YouTube at

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

Link to Notes of Prior Sessions

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